[aur-general] Inactive users

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Sep 14 10:00:00 EDT 2012


What is the current policy on dealing with inactive users? In the case of the
zephyr package, the owner has not been active since 2011-07-18 and had several
flagged packages, many of which had been flagged for quite a while.

I orphaned all of the flagged packages but in such cases should we just
preemptively disown all of the user's packages?

I have written a script to handle such cases [1]. Of course, if there were some
official policy here then this might be better handled server-side, but for now
this solution is convenient.

Incidentally, aurploader contains a full python module since the last release
with support for automating most AUR interaction (disowning, merging, etc.). In
combination with python3-aur it is quite versatile.


[1] http://xyne.archlinux.ca/scripts/aur/orphanizer

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